tv Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield CNN August 15, 2013 8:00am-9:01am PDT
welcome to the helegal view. we begin with major breaking new us of the day and that takes you into egypt. our president, president obama, interrupting his vacation this morning to address this nation on the widespread deadly violence in egypt. speaking from martha's vineyard, he cop demmndemned the violence has killed more than 500 and wounded over 3,000. have a listen. >> to the egyptian people, let me say the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. and condemn the attacks that we've seen by protesters, including on churches. we believe the state of emergency should be lifted. the process of national reconciliation should begin. that all parties needed to have a voice in egypt's future. that the rights of women and
religious minorities should be respected. and the commitments must be kept to pursue transparent reforms to the constitution and democratic elections for parliament and a president. >> in egypt there is more violence on the street as we speak. members of the muslim brotherhood storming a government building in giza, that's where the pyramids are located. supporters of morsi are also attacking police stations, hospitals, and government buildings in areas outside of cairo. fred, the president has spoken, but give me a feel for what's happening on the street. >> it seems the muslim brother had seems to be regrouping. obviously they were shocked after the crackdown that happened on their sit-ins. and we've seen the death toll rise considerably.
it was at about 230 when the day started. now it's at well over 500. as you said, there are buildings that have been raided and right now i'm standing in front of a mosque which is a strong hold of the muslim brotherhood and there is about 3,000 outside of the mosque and they said at some point it had 500 bodies inside it of people who were killed in that crackdown. i was in there earlier today. i couldn't count exactly how many bodies were there, but it was a lot of dead people inside that mosque. obviously a lot of people and a lot of grief. and one thing you could tell is that what happened yesterday clearly has fueled the flames more than anything else in the recent days here in egypt. and what i'm hearing from members of the muslim brotherhood is that they will not stand down and they say they will fight back after all this. >> there are so many questions. it's not just the muslim brother had out in the streets right now. there are other supporters of president morsi, as well.
but first and foremost, it's only been minutes since the president wrapped up his comments, but is there any reaction, has it had an effect at all where this is happening? >> it hasn't had any sort of effect at this point in time. certainly one of the things that you hear from members of the muslim brotherhood, that they do have respect for the things that the president has said when he said that the interim government needs to respect religious minorities, that the violence has to stop immediately. this is certainly something that the members of the muslim brotherhood are saying, as well. but we have to keep in mind right now egypt is a nation on the edge. there are people who are saying it might be a nation on the brink of possible civil turmoil, of civil strive. so you have the government saying all of this was started by the muslim brotherhood, that the army was attacked when they went into those camps yesterday, and yet the muslim brotherhood saying the army were the ones who immediately opened fire when they went in there and all that
violence has polarized the nation more than it has before. and this was a nation that was divided to begin with. so certainly it will take a lot more than a speech by the president to change that, but we are seeing sort of some reaction initially to what he said even though it might not change anything in the short term, certainly people are definitely taking note of it here in cairo. >> fred, stand by if you will. i want to bring in wolf bit zer and jake tapper in washington. i asked about the effect of what the president said on the ground there and ite's he nonot clear, did he go farther than we expected? >> i didn't expect he would announce a cutoff in military aid $1.3 billion a year to egypt. that -- certainly he's holding out that possibility down the road. he didn't say there was a coup. he said there was military intervention that resulted in the removal of morsi as the
president of egypt. but he didn't go so far as to say there was a coup. he didn't announce a break in the assistance to egypt. he announced suspension, postponement, or actual he used the word cancellation of the joint military exercise scheduled for next month called bright star. hundreds and hundreds of egyptian and u.s. troops were scheduled to train. it accepted sends a message. he said further steps would take place if there was no movement to do the right thing from his perspective. so he's trying to take this middle ground hoping that it will result in some sort of conciliatory action. but given the blood shed yesterday and continuing today, it's by no means certainly any of that will have much of an impact. >> that middle ground was so clear in the way he chose to sort of point the blame in this story. first saying that he opposes martial law, secondly saying
he's also asking those protesters to be peaceful and specifically mentioned churches have been attacked. so, jake, asking for peace on both sides, do you get anything would by not cracking down and saying enough is enough? >> a senior white house official told me that the way that this came about is that, first of all, yesterday president obama had been briefed on the situation in egypt by his national security adviser dr. seuss susan rice. but this morning the president had a phone call which is referred to as the principals meeting. secretary of defense, secretary of state, director of national intelligence. it was in that briefing that the president heard what the result was of yesterday. what actually -- how bad it was after the smoke cleared. that motivated him to come out today and call for calm. and he called for not only the
government to stop the violence, but demonstrators to demonstrate peacefully. that is because of reports of not only attacks on church, but violent demonstrate tore, attacks on police stations. so there was a call for calm on both sides. tore, attacks on police stations. so there was a call for calm on both sides.tore, attacks on police stations. so there was a call for calm on both sides.ore, attacks on police stations. so there was a call for calm on both sides.se, attacks on police stations. so there was a call for calm on both sides., attacks on police stations. so there was a call for calm on both sides. >> when the president makes very clear in these remarks that this is a problem for the egyptian people to solve, is that effectively a license to kill on both sides of this battle whether it's the government or supporters of morsi? >> no,he president and every wants is for both sides to start talking to each other and get some sort of coalition. i don't know if that's doable right now. certainly not in the short term to bring in the supporters of mohamed morsi, especially the muslim brotherhood, bring them in as part of this process to
establish elections, if you will, in the coming months. it looks like the egyptian military, though, is determined to do away with the muslim brotherhood as president mubarak was, as president sadat was going back for many years in egypt, they wanted to get rid of the muslim brotherhood. muslim brotherhood made a dramatic comeback and morsi was democratically elected 52% of the vote. but as the president said, he may have been democratically elected, but this was not a government that was inclusive, this was not a government that respected views. and he said maybe a majority of the people wanted to get rid of it and there was some military in his words intervention. he didn't use the word coup. which is a sensitive word because that could potentially trigger an aid suspension from the united states to egypt. so i wouldn't expect any dramatic political moves between the two sides anytime soon. what i would expect is much more violence and let's hope it
doesn't escalate into a full scale civil war. >> let's hope it's not that issue, the license to kill that some might have heard in those remarks. wolf blitzer and jake tapper, look forward to your reporting throughout the day on this. i also want to bring in nick paton walsh. usually i gee to you in the middle of all of this. in fact just a couple weeks ago, you were there. and what i'm seeing is that a lot of the american koer correspondents and foreign correspondents are having a tough time getting the actual story because nobody wants them there. >> they are in many ways december spic despised by both sides. there was a think takic death of a cameraman yesterday shot at one of the demonstrations. it's incredible to experience the animosity. they think you're a manifestation of the government which they believe in fact assumed the muslim brotherhood.
and then of course as a residual, suspicion amongst pro morsi demonstrators that america backs israel that somehow you're be holden to a greater enemy. so an animosity there. and the crowds, until you experience it, you can't imagine the anger they feel towards many outsiders. >> when you see these pictures, you certainly get a good sense of it, but we tend to think that when the president of the united states stands up and does a live news conference, that every ounce of what he says, every letter of what he says, is taken literally. it is overparsed and also surmised that he's either for or against your side. is it that several anymore? do these people give a hoot anymore what the president has to say? >> it's wildly misinterpreted.
one of the guys as we walked away started shouting at me saying we hate obama's policy on this. and i'm trying to imagine -- all of it. you see the cutting of the memi exercise. that won't have a sharp intake of breath. they have seen the diplomatic process that failed and now 500 people have been killed, and the best washington is prepared to do is throw down a military exercise. >> this may not come off as sounding very sympathetic, but i think a lot of americans look at the muslim brotherhood and think before all of this began in egypt, it was the muslim brotherhood calling for the death of americans. in great part. not everyone of course. but in great part they were seen as antagonize aers, as haters of the american way. and now it's the muslim brother hood effectively saying why aren't you helping us more. >> to a degree.
if there are any people you wanted to encourage to be part of the political process, it would be them inside egypt and i think the fear is across the region you see this happen. the marginalization of them, civil war happening on similar grounds in syria and iraq. >> in syria the same argument. people who call for our heads on stakes suddenly saying help us. i know you have a lot more work to do. let's hope we won't be covering too much blood shed as it moves forward. good to see you in new york. thank you. these guys really risk their lives to bring the story to us. as we return, we'll continue with the effects here in the united states of what's happening in egypt and make no mistake, there is a grave effect here in the united states. look at these pictures and remember we send billions of your dollars to these people every year. newt gingrich, new host of crossfire, coming up on his thoughts in a moment. [ male announcer ] come to the golden opportunity sales event
i want to bring in newt gingrich to get his take on what the president has said and the possible effects thereof. he also happens to be a brand new colleague of mine. nice to welcome you to the program, newt. i suppose i can call you newt now that we're partners. crossfire is set to launch on september 16th and i can imagine this will give you plenty of fodder to discuss. i want to get your initial thoughts when you heard what the president had to say. did he go far enough, did he go too far? >> first of all, clearly if crossfire were on tonight, this would be a topic we'd consider very seriously. i think we need to take a deep pretty and recognize that neither the bush strategy nor the obama strategy has worked. and really rethink what we're doing in the region. you have in egypt today it's possible that the most effective outcome from an american perspective will be the army
taking control for a while, dramatically reducing the influence and capacity of the muslim brotherhood, and while that sounds on the surface like it's against our democrat he can val ic value, the muslim brotherhood was against our democratic values and 70 respe% wanted to e morsi before the coup, and it was a coup. the same thing is happening in syria where the who amore we kn about the opposition is to assad, the more you have to ask yourself the question whether or not from an american perspective we wouldn't be in less danger if assad re-established control of the country. for some of my friends that will come as a very vercontroversial statement, but looking at reality, we don't have the will or resources to decisively reshape the region. nothing the president is doing will do that. and i think is this the moment of having that dialogue.
>> and that's what i was asking nick paton walsh. mr. speaker, thank you for joining us. good luck with crossfire. i want to turn to the president of the united states, his address, here is the full remarks on camera from the president of the united states. >> i just finished a discussion with my national security team about the situation in egypt and i wanted to provide an update about our response to the events of the last several days. let me begin by stepping back for a moment. the relationship between the united states and egypt goes back decades. it's rooted in our respect of egypt as a nation, an ancient center of civilization, and cornerstone for peace in the middle east. it's also rooted in our ties to the egyptian people, forged through a long standing partnership. just over two years ago, america was inspired by the egyptian's people desire for change.
as millions of egyptians took to the streets to defend their dignity and demand a government that was responsive to their aspirations for political freedom and economic opportunity. and we said at the time the change would not come quickly or easily, but we did align ourselves with a set of principles. nonviolence, a respect for universal rights, and a process for political and economic reform. in doing so, we were guided by values. but also by interests. because we believe nations are more stable and more successful when they're guided by those principles, as well. and that's why we're so concerned by recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. while mohamed morsi was elected president in a democratic election, his government was not inclusive. and did not respect the views of all egyptians.
we know that many egyptians, millions of egyptians, perhaps even a majority of egyptians, were calling for a change in course. and while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we've seen a more dangerous path taken through arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on mr. morsi's associations, and supporters, and now tragically violence that has taken lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands more. the united states strongly condemns the steps taken by egypt's interim government. and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights
essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. and today the united states extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded. given the depths of our partnership with egypt, our national security interests in this pivotal part of the world and our belief that engagement can support a transition back to a democratically elected civilian government, we've sustained our commitment to egypt and its people. but while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets. and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our
biannual joint military exercise which was scheduled for next month. going forward, i've asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government. and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s./egyptian relationship. let me say that the egyptian people deserve better than what we've seen over the last several days. and to the egyptian people, let me say the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the attacks that we've seen by protesters, including on churches. we believe that the state of emergency should be lifted, the process of national reconciliation should begin, that all parties need to have a voice in egypt's future. and that the rights of women and
religious minorities should be respected and commitments must be kept to pursue transparent reforms to the constitution and democratic elections of parliament and the president. pursuing that path will help egypt meet the democratic aspirations of its people while attracting investment, tourism and international support. violence will only feed the cycle of polarization that isolates egyptians from one another and from the world and hampers the path to economic growth. let me make one final point. america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it's tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other
outside actor for what's gone wrong. we've been blamed by supporters of morsi. we've been blamed by the other side as if we are supporters of morsi. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful democratic prosperous egypt. that's our interests. but to achieve that, the egyptians will have to do the work. we recognize change takes time and that a process like this is never guaranteed. there are examples in recent history of countries that are transitioned out of a military government towards a democratic government and it didn't always go in a straight line and the
process was not always smooth. there will be false starts. there will be difficult days. america's democratic journey took us through some mighty struggles to perfect our union. from asian to the americas, we know that democratic transitions are measured not in months or even years, but sometimes in generations. so in the spirit of mutual interests and mutual respect, i want to be clear that america wants to be a partner in the egyptian people's pursuit of a better future and we're guided by our national interests in this long standing relationship. but our partnership must also advance the principles that we believe in. and so many egyptians have sacrificed for these many years no matter what party or faction they belong to. so america will work with all those in egypt and around the world to support a future of stability that rests on a foundation of justice and peace and dignity. thank you very much.
so as the president clearly not prepared to take any questions after those remarks, i just wanted to let you know that as we were airing that, we have other news that's just come in. egyptian state run tv has said that militants have killed four soldiers and wounded four others according to security sources. a lot of violence going on in disparate areas of egypt. you heard about the violence in giza. check with the state department if you have any plans to travel to egypt. but clearly the danger continues and the militants not at least at this point listening to what the president had to say about peaceful protesting with four soldiers killed. we'll keep an eye on egypt for you, bring you any updates. and then of course we also have our legal stories we're
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and $9 million is the bond that this hour of the legal vie authorities are revealing some pretty grisly new details about the kidnapping of the california teenager named hannah anderson including how that family friend james dimaggio tortured hannah's mother and brother before killing them. and that's the language of the police, tortured. case s casey wian has the details. >> reporter: new details are surfacing. according to these newly released search warrants, dimaggio tortured and killed his best friend's wife and 8-year-old son and shot and killed the family dog. police also say they found a crow bar and what appeared to be blood on the ground next to christina anderson's body. the 40-year-old demoonlg i don't then alledgedly set his house on fire and kidnapped the couple's 16-year-old daughter hannah. the documents say he spoke with her 13 times on the phone earlier that day.
the fbi rescued anderson on saturday and killed dimaggio during the confrontation. a coroner said he was shot at least five times. >> as for my daughter, the healing process will be slow. she has been through a tremendous horrific ordeal. >> reporter: now home, anderson has quickly taken to social media to cope with her pain, mostlily posting these pictures to her in-a gram profile. the first glimpse we're getting of her after the harrowing ordeal. she says god gives his toughest tasks to the strongest soldiers. she also posted this picture of her mother and brother writing my two beautiful angels. she dedicated this post, in the clouds i'll meet you again. rest in peace. the post hit the social media sphere three days after her rescue leading some experts to question her catharsis. >> she's not thinking. sometimes in a numb state, you're doing things that you don't really consider the
consequences. >> reporter: but others say social media is in fact a good outlet for anderson. >> there is a ton of research that says that when someone has been through a traumatic experience, it's helpful to talk and share their story. >> reporter: anderson has also shared her story on ask.fm answering an knoll mus users questions. a year asked why didn't you run? he would have killed me. are you glad he's dead? absolutely. >> and casey wian joins me live now from los angeles. we have our hands on the search warrants that you were quoting in your story. and what i found really interesting is that not everything in the warrant matches up with the public statements that hannah's been making online. and i'm curious if the police have addressed that at all, if they're looking into that. >> they have addressed it. we reached out to the san diego county sheriff's department this morning and they would not provide us any particular details about their investigation. they say they may provide some more of a clearer time line and
said at some point in the near future. but i did ask whether any of this information that has come out in terms of hannah's on onlean poon do online postings has in any way changed the sheriff's characterization of her as nothing more than a victim in this case and the answer was quick and emphatic, it was positively not. >> i'm glad you ask that had question because some of the people involved in that chat were very pointed and very accusatory towards hannah. so thank you for that. if anything changes, do let us know. casey wian live for us. thank you. from los angeles. also want to remind that you this weekend you can watch anderson cooper, kidnapped, the rescue of hannah anderson, saturday 6:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> so that confidential e-mail that you may have just sent may not be so confidential after all. google says it has the right to
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i thought this has to be bad for business, but i'm not sure. what's going on? >> you have google processing your e-mail and they are using algorithms to look at what you're looking at and designing an targeting ads iads, getting f viruses. >> and we agreed to that. >> we agreed to that. but shall groups say this sounds like you're peeking and reading. google said that it's like an assistant who opens the boss' mail. people who use e-mail cannot be surprised if indeed they their communications are processed by the e-mail provider. it quotes another court case which ruled a person has, quote, no legitimate expectation of privacy in information that that person turns over to a third party. this is all based on their quoting smith v maryland in this other legal proceeding. it's google's response to the class action lawsuit. the company says it's an automated system processing the e-mails. it's not a bunch of humans
reading your e-mails. several courts have held this is widely understood. it scans your e-mail to detect spam, to detect viruses. and to design ads. but is thisprivacy critics of c jump right on top of this. >> we love the fact that the ads actually do pertain to things that we want instead of me wanting -- >> big brother. >> the algorithms, let's get to what the algorithms mean. it's not human eyes. legally is there any difference? >> it's scanning. it's automatic. and it is reading the content in a sense because then the ads go along with what the e-mail is. i have the motion to dismiss right here. but the plaintiffs are you suing based on the federal wiretap law, the state wiretap law and
technology changing every single day. >> and the content. >> and the content. but then again you can argue the content of what number you dialed is part of the content of your phone call. back then there was no technology to speak of. now you have to redefine privacy every day and the law will always be behind technology. >> is there a me dialing danny or whitey bulger? >> sure. very about difference. they want to talk to you if you're dialing whitey bulger. gr all fascinating and i know this conversation will evolve. thank you to you you all. so bradley manning, he's now facing, i don't know, almost 100 years in prison and doing more than just apologizing now before he actually hears how many years. all of it because of leeblging t leaking tens of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. but who is this person?
guess what, that is bradley manning. why does that matter? you're about to find out when chris lawrence joins us next. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta.
was released by his attorneys at his court marshall yesterday. manning is the army private who is convicted now of leaking 750,000 government files to wikileaks. he spoke for the first time about all of it and he was sorry. he apologized for the leak. he told the judge his action was due in large part to the fact that he has been dealing with a lot of issues. chris lawrence has been falling this. so give me some context. it just seems like an unusual thing to do after the connection to bring this photo into court, especially his attorneys doing so. you can give me context why they did it? >> yeah, basically this has nothing to do with trying to prove his innocence. that ship has sailed. he's guilty. he'll go away for a lot of time. this has everything to do with terming how much time. and the defense is bringing that into try to get that number
down. they're trying to show the judge that bradley manning was a misunderstood very confused young man who had some serious psychological issues that the army could not and would not help him deal with while he was deployed in iraq. that photo was actually part of an e-mail that bradley manning sent to his master sergeant, the master sergeant never passed it up the chain of command. defense trying to show not only did he feel isolated and couldn't get help, bru tut the missed a lot of red flags along the way and kept him around classified material when he should have been removed we would before then. of course he also apologized to the court saying i'm sorry i hurt people, sorry i hurt the united states. but the contrition again is coming at the 11th hour. this is a man who boasted about what he had done and of course he's doing it at the point where he's facing up to 90 years in prison. >> we'll see if the contrition
or the photo has any effect. chris lawrence, thank you, sir. so this is a little bit of black electricians tape. you've probably seen it. this might help you in more ways than you you know. because there is a story that i'll tell that you involves miss teen usa coming up and being sextorted. yes, it all has to do with her personal computer at home. somebody just hacking in to it and using her camera to snap pictures of her. remember that electricians tape and how i told you it could help you? stay tuned.
so here's a pretty disturbing thought. you're at home, quietly on your computer doing your own thing and somebody hacks into your webcam. you don't know, the light doesn't go on, but that somebody, a freak, is watching your every move and maybe even recording it. the woman just recently crowned miss teen usa says that is exactly what has happened to her. this is 19-year-old cassidy wolf. she says she got a weird e-mail from a stranger one day claiming that he had hacked into her personal webcam and then taken photos of her in her bedroom. he then told her he'd be kind enough not to release them if she just coughed up a bunch of money. this is something that's now being called sextorsion, and cassidy is by no means the first victim of it. the fbi is investigating hundreds of cases just like hers. joining me now, defense attorney
danny cevallos and cnn's legal correspondent jean casarez. first off, fbi, federal crime, why? >> well, because it is over the internet, so it's via state versus state. and within the states and outside of states. but here's how it works. they hack into your computer, and they get on websites -- or your webcam, but it can be websites where they then can, forgot your password, and they act like they're you that they forgot your password and then they get personal information from you via internet, put that in, correspond with your friends, search with your pictures and all of a sudden you're in the middle of a sextortion scheme. we're talking about miss teenage usa, right? >> you bring in a whole other element, don't you? okay. because i've often thought child pornography can pertain to so many of these issues when somebody's under 18. is this one of those
circumstances, danny, where he or she thinks they may have been able to get away with this, if he or she gets caught it's a domino effect of other crimes too. >> so many other crimes. as jean said, as soon as you implicate interstate commerce, that's a magic word for federal jurisdiction, and that leaves open a jubilee of potential charges. the federal government has so many of them. so if the fbi's investigating, you better believe they not only will eventually track down whoever it is, because they do leave a trail, but that they will charge them with virtually everything they can under the sun including federal child pornography charges if they can fit them into the statute. >> so then it becomes who's the better hacker? is this the training, jean, we need to give to our experts that they need to be as good as the snakes? >> but the fbi is saying you are not free from this. no one is free from this. if you put anything on your computer, webcam, you are able to be hacked. so it's really a personal responsibility issue at this
point. >> your computer's up in your house, that's why i did the tease with this thing, danny. you can try the court system, or you can try the electrician's tape and put it over the lens. >> that's unusual. i see a lot of people doing that. i think it's a good idea. it's not a bad idea to stick that on there. it's surprising no one's built in a trap door into one of these computers. >> good idea. >> thank you. i'm full of them. >> did you say you're full of it? >> full of them. no, i'm full of them. >> but it is a really smart thing to do. here's another great tip, change your password and make it a tricky one. one, two, three is not a good one. jean casarez, thank you for that. hold that thought for a moment. an update on a story we've been following for you. the doctor accused of giving patients unnecessary chemotherapy to build up his own bank account by millions is being held now by authorities. and his get out of jail card is in the millions, high in the millions. wait until you hear how many millions his bond is.
welcome back to "legal view." i'm ashleigh banfield. imagine having to go through chemotherapy, months overit, it's pretty brutal. then finding out that you didn't need it. it was a scam so a doctor could make a lot of money. a cnn pamela brown reports a doctor did and now he's being held on $25 million bond. >> reporter: 25-year-old dustin dropped out of college after being diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. >> i've never been so tired. just exhausted. >> reporter: he was referred to dr. fareed fatah, a michigan cancer specialist who began administering special treatments to kalie. >> to me it was a lot and hard to go through. but when your doctor tells you that's what's going to cure your cancer, you don't argue. >> reporter: he joins scores of other patients who are shocked to learn the doctor was arrested
last week on charges of not only falsely telling patients they had kacancer, but also giving tm unnecessary chemotherapy treatments. >> it's very upsetting because i really liked him. >> reporter: motive? pure greed according to federal prosecutors. he allegedly misdiagnosed his patients so he could submit false medicare claims, stealing $35 million over a two-year period according to this federal complaint. authorities also say he went as far as administering chemotherapy to dying patients wlo would not even benefit so he could make even more money. but the attorney says the criminal complaint does not identify any patients who claim they were mistreated, and his client has proclaimed his innocence. several patients are also coming to his defense. >> i don't believe a word of it. i have total faith. >> reporter: still, more than 700 of his former patients are weighing in on this facebook page sharing the physical and emotional pain they've endured with one patient saying what a monster if this all proves to be
true. >> pamela brown reporting for us. thanks everyone for watching. "around the world" starts right now. hello everyone. welcome to "around the world." i'm fredricka whitfield in for suzanne malveaux. >> and i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company today. first, word in just in the last few minutes, literally, look at pictures coming from southern beirut, lebanon. southern beirut is a stronghold of hezbollah, if you like. we don't know much about this explosion yet other than it has just happened. bodies have been seen according to some reports from witnesses being quoted on arab media. you can see there a large fire burning as well. there have, fred, this again you don't want to jump too far ahead, but hezbollah in the complicated patchwork that is the middle east has bee